Connecting Vets: New platform creates digital memorials for all veterans in national cemeteries

Connecting Vets: New platform creates digital memorials for all veterans in national cemeteries. “A new searchable online tool from the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Cemetery Administration allows creates digital memorials for fallen service members buried in national cemeteries across the United States. The Veterans Legacy Memorial is an online memorial space managed by the National Cemetery Administration, which oversees the 136 national cemeteries where 3.7 million veterans are interred.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Oral histories from Georgian WWII veterans now freely available online

Digital Library of Georgia: Oral histories from Georgian WWII veterans now freely available online. “Video recorded recollections from 50 World War II veterans originally from the Bainbridge, GA, area are now available online through YouTube and the Digital Library of Georgia. The interviews, which were originally captured on VHS and VHS-C tapes, were digitized as part of a summer student practicum program sponsored by Georgia HomePLACE, a unit of the Georgia Public Library Service, the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System, and the Clayton State University Master of Archival Studies program.”

4WWL: New database makes veteran-owned businesses easy to find

4WWL: New database makes veteran-owned businesses easy to find. “The Louisiana Veterans First business initiative launched Thursday. The program promotes veteran-owned businesses through certification, in-business displays, and an online database. The goal is to encourage consumers to do business with Louisiana’s veteran-owned businesses.”

Texas Tech Today: Vietnam Center & Archive Oral Histories Will Soon Be More Accessible

Texas Tech Today: Vietnam Center & Archive Oral Histories Will Soon Be More Accessible. “Thanks to a $95,740 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Vietnam Center & Archive (VNCA) will now be able to transcribe, edit and publish online its entire backlogged collection of oral history interviews conducted by the VNCA Oral History Project, which includes a diverse array of Vietnam veterans and their family members.”

Tennessee Secretary of State: State Library & Archives Launches New Digital Project on Revolutionary War

Tennessee Secretary of State: State Library & Archives Launches New Digital Project on Revolutionary War. “As our nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, the Tennessee State Library & Archives has launched Patriot Paths, a new project that uses Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that these soldiers took before and after their service. The project, which is still in progress, was unveiled by State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill at the National Genealogical Society’s recent annual convention.”

Canada Newswire: Canadian launch for Voices of Liberation – Capturing the memories of the “Greatest Generation” (PRESS RELEASE)

Canada Newswire: Canadian launch for Voices of Liberation – Capturing the memories of the “Greatest Generation” (PRESS RELEASE). “To mark the 75th anniversary of some of the most momentous battles in history, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is recording the voices of veterans, relatives and pilgrims for a unique online sound resource that explains why the Commission’s war graves, cemeteries and memorials are as poignant today as when they were first built.”

WNWO: BGSU launches WWII project to preserve veterans stories

WNWO: BGSU launches WWII project to preserve veterans stories. “A new digital archive at Bowling Green State University is helping local veterans tell their stories long after they’re gone. WWII Oral History Project digitized old cassette and video tapes containing interviews with over 100 veterans from Northwest Ohio and all around the state.”